Must be a greater than or equal to 0 – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.6-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when a value in Elasticsearch is set to less than 0, which is not allowed for certain parameters. This could be due to incorrect configuration settings or a faulty query. To resolve this, you should first identify the parameter causing the issue. Then, adjust the value to be 0 or greater. If it’s a query issue, ensure your query logic doesn’t result in negative values. Always validate your inputs and configurations to prevent such errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] must be a greater than or equal to 0 ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] must be a greater than or equal to 0” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 ) {
 this.modelId = Objects.requireNonNull(modelId);
 this.modelSizeStats = modelSizeStats;
 this.ingestStats = ingestStats == null ? EMPTY_INGEST_STATS : ingestStats;
 if (pipelineCount < 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("[{}] must be a greater than or equal to 0"; PIPELINE_COUNT.getPreferredName());
 this.pipelineCount = pipelineCount;
 this.inferenceStats = inferenceStats;
 this.deploymentStats = deploymentStats;


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